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Industry leaders sign for D.I.C.E. 2009

EA, Sony, Capcom, GameStop execs flock to Vegas this February

The D.I.C.E. Summit has revealed an enviable list of speakers for 2009, including senior executives from Electronic Arts, GameStop, Sony and Capcom.

EA's outspoken CEO John Riccitiello, Sony's European development boss Michael Denny, Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi and GameStop's J. Paul Raines will all be speaking during the three day event in Las Vegas next month.

Also confirmed are NPD's Anita Frazier, Sony London's Michael Haigh, Bethesda's Fallout 3 designer Todd Howard and co-founder of Acclaim, David Perry.

"We are proud to have what is fast becoming the best line-up we've ever produced," said Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science.

"From accomplished games industry veterans, who will share their insight on the market and future potential of our industry, to the creative forces behind some of the greatest entertainment properties of the last 50 years, creativity and vision will be the topics on everyone’s mind at D.I.C.E. this year."

DC Universe designer Chris Cao joins the line-up, along with LucasArts artist Harrison Ellenshaw, Battlefield director Lars Gustavsson and Bruce Shelly, of Ensemble Studios.

Panel discussions will also feature Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games, Mona Hamilton of Capcom and THQ's creative director Dan Bilson.

The Summit will also host the 12th annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

The 2009 D.I.C.E. Summit takes place February 18-20, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

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